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Fast & Easy Dinner: Spinach-Feta Calzone Casserole

Fast & Easy Dinner: Spinach-Feta Calzone Casserole

Spinach and feta are a classic Mediterranean combination. The salty feta perfectly complements the fresh greens. Tonight use this dynamic duo to make a delicious casserole sized calzone. The vegetarian filling — reminiscent of spanakopita — is a mixture of wilted spinach, sautéed onion, crushed red pepper, garlic, and feta.

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Spinach-Feta Calzone Casserole

Spinach-Feta Calzone Casserole

Spinach-Feta Calzone Casserole

Ingredients

1 16-ounce package refrigerated pizza dough
1 tablespoon olive oil, divided
5 garlic cloves, thinly sliced and divided
2 cups thinly vertically sliced onion (about 1 medium)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
2 pounds coarsely chopped fresh spinach
3/4 cup (3 ounces) crumbled feta cheese

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Directions

  1. Roll dough into a 12-inch square; fit dough into an 8-inch square baking pan coated with cooking spray, allowing excess dough to hang over edges of dish.
  2. Preheat oven to 425°.
  3. Prepare filling: combine 1 teaspoon oil and 2 garlic cloves; set aside.
  4. Heat remaining 2 teaspoons oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add remaining 3 garlic cloves and onion; sauté 5 minutes or until onion is tender and lightly browned.
  5. Spoon onion mixture into a large bowl. Stir in 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper; keep warm.
  6. Add half of spinach to pan; cook 1 minute or until spinach begins to wilt, stirring frequently. Add remaining spinach; cook 5 minutes or until spinach wilts. Place spinach in a colander; press until barely moist.
  7. Add spinach and cheese to onion mixture, stirring until well combined.
  8. Brush dough with half of garlic-oil mixture; top with spinach mixture. Fold excess dough over filling to cover; brush with remaining garlic-oil mixture.
  9. Bake at 425° for 30 minutes or until golden. Let stand 10 minutes.

Serves 6.

Nutritional Information: CALORIES 275(23% from fat); FAT 7.1g (sat 2.7g,mono 2.9g,poly 0.9g); PROTEIN 11.7g; CHOLESTEROL 13mg; CALCIUM 240mg; SODIUM 576mg; FIBER 5.4g; IRON 6.5mg; CARBOHYDRATE 43.2g

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Britni_Marie Britni_Marie 8 years
I had this for the first time the other day, it was so goood! Im'm excited to try and make it!
Babychloe Babychloe 8 years
I'm heading to the local pizza parlor after work to pick up some pizza dough.
skatie07 skatie07 8 years
Woah, that looks gooood :)
skatie07 skatie07 8 years
Woah, that looks gooood :)
partysugar partysugar 8 years
bunnychick: I wouldn't rinse the feta before using it. Perhaps you should purchase a different kind, like one with herbs or that's not packed in brine. Hope that helps!
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
I'd try it!
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
I'd try it!
j2e1n9 j2e1n9 8 years
Good idea for tonight! thank you! :highfive:
bunnychick bunnychick 8 years
Should you rinse the feta cheese before using it? I have some packed in brine and the last time I cooked with it, it was SUPER salty (obviously!). Any prep suggestions? Thanks!
nancita nancita 8 years
Oooh that looks tasty and easy, plus it's nice to see a healthier recipe for a calzone!
wiggle wiggle 8 years
that looks so yummy! I am going to make this tonight or tomorrow.
wiggle wiggle 8 years
that looks so yummy! I am going to make this tonight or tomorrow.
SweetnLow SweetnLow 8 years
Partysugar, I have to ask again if you will marry me. I'm totally in love with you. I should call my husband and tell him what he's having for dinner. He'll salivate.
SweetnLow SweetnLow 8 years
Partysugar, I have to ask again if you will marry me. I'm totally in love with you.I should call my husband and tell him what he's having for dinner. He'll salivate.
kiwitwist kiwitwist 8 years
I cannot click the main title of any YumSugar posts. I can only get to see the entire blog by hitting the comment button. FYI. These look good!
kiwitwist kiwitwist 8 years
I cannot click the main title of any YumSugar posts. I can only get to see the entire blog by hitting the comment button. FYI.These look good!
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